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a bill that would allow businesses to refuse services to gays and lesbian by invoking religion. jan brewer vetoed the bill. but cecilia vega reports it will not stop a nationwide debate. >> reporter: it was the arizona bill that ignited a national firestorm. >> nobody rides in the back of the bus and everybody sits at the lunch counter. we fought that battle once. that's what this battle is. >> reporter: with polls showing a public shift on gay rights. a majority of americans now support same-sex marriage. the pressure for arizona governor jan brewer to veto the bill was fierce. major american companies came out swinging, calling arizona's law bad for business. in the end, brewer vetoed the bill. >> religious liberty is a core american and arizona value. so is non-discrimination. >> reporter: this as some of the most conservative states have become the new battle ground in the same-sex marriage war. a federal judge striking down texas' ban. so-called religious freedom laws like the one so fiercely debated in arizona, now seen as yet another weapon in the fight by supporters of the b
a national debate on religion and gay rights. the governor has been in washington, dc the last five days for a conference. last week the arizona legislature passed a bill to allow business owners to deny service to gays based on religious beliefs. several corporations including apple, say it would be bad for business. former republican presidential candidate romney is among those urging governor to veto the bill. katie marzullo will have more on the developing story at the top of the hour. >>> alameda county supervise (o)ors -- supervisors are going back to the drawing board called laura's law. under the law a judge can order outpatient treatment for people with a history of severe mental illness. each county must decide whether to adopt the law. supervisors were divided and decided to delay the proposal for 90 days while health officials come up with a better set of recommendations. >>> a new five career agreement to have google turn the downtown corridor of mountain view into a wireless holt spot. google is replacing the wi-fi network which is not functioning because of technology chan
off a national debate over gay rights and religion. brewer tweeted this image as she signed the veto. the controversial bill would have given businesses the right to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers. the governor said it would create more problems than it solved. >> i am not sure of one example in arizona where business owner's religious liberty has been violated. the bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences. >> earlier today opponents delivered ict 65,000 petition signatures calling for her scree toe and several major american companies including apple and yelp bad for business. >>> we want to show you video of pop star justin bieber's arrest in florida. this is video from inside the south florida police station. you can see him swaying back and forth during a sobriety test. he was stopped for drag racing and tests reveal he had marijuana and an anti-depressant in his system. he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and rezigs arrest. >>> now to the story of the power of friendship. two young california boys and their unbreak
similar. activists say this opens the door to allowing people to use religion as an excuse for prejudice. >> that is happening to those discriminated against? we still waiting. >> a majority state including arizona have laws banning same-sex marriage but the federal judges have been striking them down moving the issue close to the supreme court. >> a good samaritan took on an armed robber in richmond all caught on video. the surveillance video shows the robber coming to the store. he is too close the clerk goes for the gun. they struggle over the help. a customer approaches, boom, and takes the gunman down. police arrested the suspect. police say it was risky that they do not recommend. here, it worked. >> the bay area is bracing for round two of the storms. yesterday, fishermen and tourists braved the wind and rain and saw stormy skies and stormy sea in pacifica with waves pounding the pacific pier with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. >> calm in the morning but almost like 20' waves because the pier is 35' high. >> the water was going over the side of the bi. >> -- side of the pier. >> y
and religion. brewer tweeted this image as she signed the veto. the controversial bill would have given businesses the right to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers. the governor said it would create more problems than it solved. >> i am not sure of one example in arizona where business owner's religious liberty has been violated. the bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences. >> earlier today opponents delivered ict 65,000 petition signatures calling for her scree toe and several major american companies including apple and yelp bad for business. >>> we want to show you video of pop star justin bieber's arrest in florida. this is video from inside the south florida police station. you can see him swaying back and forth during a sobriety test. he was stopped for drag racing and tests reveal he had marijuana and an anti-depressant in his system. he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and rezigs arrest. >>> now to the story of the power of friendship. two young california boys and their unbreakable bond, one has a rare disease with no
the door to allowing people to use religion as an excuse for prejudice. >> what's happening to all these people who are being discriminated against, their religious freedoms are being restrained or not allowed, and so we're still waiting for examples. >> reporter: tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> breaking news now in the deepening crisis in ukraine. armed gunmen have seized government buildings in the crimea region. that's a strategic peninsula in the black sea. there's no word yet on what the armed men want but they put up a russian flag and a sign that said, crimea is russian. ukraine's pro-russian president was ousted last week. >>> the acting president is warning russian troops to keep out of ukraine. so is the u.s. secretary of state. kerry says russian intervention would be a grave mistake. russia questioned the legitimacy of the new ukrainian leadership. ukrainian security forces are on high alert. >>> more breaking news from overnight. smoke in the cabin of a delta connection flight that landed in oakland, california. the plane made it to the jetway when about 80 p
to know me. do you have any idea like what religion i practice, what my political views are, what my -- hang on. what my views on social issues. things that matter. do you have any idea how i want to raise my kids? do you have any idea about any of that? >> i have no idea about any of that. >> i think there has become a little bit of gamesmanship on the part of the producers where -- because they do know that the spoilers are are out there, they maybe play with the audience a little bit and try to throw you off the trail. so somebody who ordinarily would have been a front-runner will be buried and sort of pop toward the end of the season to try to keep the audience guessing a little bit. >> reporter: this brooklyn ritual began three season as go, when megan invited boyfriend peter, a software engineer, to join a bracket with her and her friends. >> i googled for bachelor bracket online and i didn't really find anything. so just for the five of us i decided to make a website for it. >> reporter: his website, thebachelorbracket.com, started with five, growing to 1,300 users last season
the religious community. >> it is discrimination couched behind the belief of hiding behind religion. >> the super bowl is on the line, the big game will be layed in see fix and the nfl says the policy emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness. the governor needs to make the decision by saturday night. there is widespread speculation she will veto the bill. >>> new details involving the petaluma slaughterhouse accused of processing diseased animals. the details could be disturbing. the company recalled eight million pounds of beef and is under federal investigation. the company is accused of killing and selling meat from dairy could yous with eye cancer. they were allegedly piling sick cows, chopping off the heads to avoid detection and illegally selling the meat. it is fought likely to make you sick with no illnesses reported. >> another dog is okay after a chose call with a poisoned meatball planted in san francisco. the owner forced the pet to spit out the meatball and went to the vet. 41 suspicious meatballs have been found in twin peaks and richmond. a dog died in july after eating
businesses to turn away gay customers. in the name of religion. >> arizona governor jan brewer is under intense pressure to veto, tweeting overnight that she will do the right thing for the state. more now from abc's cecilia vega. >> outrage at the state capitol. as governor jan brewer faces a decision, does she sign into law a bill in the name of religious freedom to refuse to serve gay people or veto it. but companies are pouncing, saying the law would create an unfriendly climate that's bad for business. joining the chorus, marriott hotels. tech giant, apple. which has plans to open a 2,000 job high-tech plant in the state. and american airlines. whose ceo wrote, this bill send the wrong message. mitt romney chimed in urging a veto. even the nfl weighs in. with next year's super bowl set to be played in arizona, the league says it supports tolerance and inclusiveness. >> it is discrimination couched behind the belief that i can hide behind my religious beliefs. >> the opposition has been loud, but you from the backers of this bill so far we are hearing silence. we tried to find busin
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